In Switzerland the Azzurri are involved in the Swiss International Amateur Championship, which takes place from 3 to 5 August at the Golf & Country Club Schönenberg, in Schönenberg, a fraction of Wädenswil in the Canton of Zurich.
Swiss International Amateur Championship, schedule
The Italian team is made up of Massimiliano Campigli, Matteo Cristoni, Riccardo Fantinelli, Gianmarco Manfredi, Giovanni Manzoni and Leonardo Rigamonti, accompanied by Federal coach Alain Vergari. In the last edition the Azzurri were protagonists with Giovanni Manzoni (winner in 2019) and with Matteo Cristoni, second and third, preceded by the Swiss Cedric Gugler who will defend the title.
In the race, on a personal basis, also Dylan De Prosperis, Denis Dymov, Lodovico Gallavresi, Alessio Scaramastra and Andrea Zancolò.
There will be no official blue representative in the women’s tournament, which in 2012 was won by Giulia Molinaro, but Alessia Fornara, who often plays on LET Access, Elisa Galli, Carlotta Locatelli and Giulia Scarcello, in 2021 finished in second place Matilde Innocenti Angelini, overtaken by the French Yvie Chaucheprat, now a professional.
The two events are held over a distance of 72 holes, Stroke Play formula, with the participation of 140 competitors, 91 boys and 49 girls. After 36 holes the first 39 classified in the men’s competition and the first 21 in the women’s one will be admitted to the last 36 that will take place on the third day. The two winners will have a place respectively in the field of the Omega European Masters (DP World Tour, 25-28 August) and the VP Bank Swiss Ladies Open (Ladies European Tour, 8-10 September).
Zurigo is, with 434 436 inhabitants, the largest city in Switzerland, as well as the capital of the canton of the same name . It is divided into 12 districts. The urban agglomeration reaches 1.3 million inhabitants and its metropolitan region 1.83 million.
The official language is German, but Züritüütsch, the regional dialect, a variant of the alemanno, is spoken in local radio / television and sometimes in schools. On 10 June 2008, Zurich was designated by Mercer for the seventh consecutive time as the city with the best quality of life in the world. Renowned Mercer Human Resource Consulting surveyed 215 major cities based on 39 parameters such as leisure and recreation, security, cleanliness, political and economic stability, as well as medical and health infrastructure.